Ars Nova Ensemble performs music by Arash Yazdani, Gerard Pesson, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Andrea Nicoli and Zeno Baldi. At 21:30 Emanuele Torquati gives a solo recital with music by John Cage, David Lang, George Benjamin, Simone Corti, Raffaele Sargenti and Francesco Filidei.
Emanuele Torquati is rapidly gaining international recognition for his poetic and passionate music making, communicative performances and engaging programming. He has been hailed as “a thoughtful musician and a champion of contemporary music” by the New York Times and as “a vibrant pianist, excellent overall” by the Boston Globe. His flourishing career has taken him to some of Europe, Canada, America and Africa’s most illustrious venues, in such diverse cities as Addis Abeba, Buenos Aires (Teatro Colon), San Francisco, Toronto, Banff, New York, Chicago, Vancouver, Boston, Paris, Lyon, Frankfurt, Berlin, Leipzig, Berlin, Prague, Warsaw, Krakow, Munich, Graz, Ljubljana, Kiev, Oslo.
His concerts have been broadcasted by RAI, BBC Radio3, Deutschland Radiokultur, MDR Kultur, Radio France, Swiss RSI, RTE Lyric and Euroradio. As a soloist he has h Italian National Radio Orchestra (RAI), Lithuanian National Symphony, Buenos Aires Philarmonics, Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, Tuscany Regional Orchestra (ORT), and more.
He has worked intensively with leading composers including Salvatore Sciarrino, Sylvano Bussotti, Wolfgang Rihm, Kaija Saariaho, Beat Furrer, Jonathan Harvey, Brett Dean, Thomas Larcher, Magnus Lindberg, Peter Ablinger and he has collaborated among others with musicians such as Isabel Charisius, Matthias Pintscher, Michael Gielen, Marisol Montalvo, Garth Knox, Susanne Linke, Inon Barnatan and Prometeo String Quartet. The recipient of several international awards, Torquati has been supported by Institutions such as CEMAT, Accademia Musicale Chigiana, DAAD Bonn, Ambassade de France en Italie, Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Graz, Ensemble Modern, The Banff Centre.
He has been invited to give Masterclasses within several Universities and Conservatories in Italy and abroad, a.o. for New York University, Boston University, University of La Plata and Universidad Popular de Còrdoba (Argentina), Trinity College Dublin and Southampton University. He is currently Professor at State Conservatory “G. F. Ghedini” in Cuneo.
Ars Nova Society was originally founded in 1961 as an association for contemporary music and played an important role in the independent musical life of southern Sweden
and especially in Malmö. Contextually, in 1986 an ensemble devoted to the performance of new music was formed gathering freelance musicians as well as members of the Malmö Symphony Orchestra. Ars Nova Ensemble released two CDs (“Contemporary Swedish Music” – 1991; “All Digital” – 1995) and went on tour in Sweden, Denmark, Poland and Germany.
After few years of inactivity, in 2017 the ensemble was enriched with a new generation of performers from Malmö, who gave fresh impetus to its life and in 2018 it reached its final formation: Agata Tuchołka, flute; Natalie Eriksson, clarinet; Madalena Rodrigues, violin; Hillevi Hillerud, cello; Francesco Del Nero, piano; Jonatan Sersam, piano; Alessandro Perini, electronics.
PROGRAM ARS NOVA:
Arash Yazdani- Instruction Manual of How to Learn Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb in 5 minutes - for four otamatones (2019)
Karlheinz Stockhausen - from Für kommende Zeiten (1968/70): Intervalle - for piano four hands Sciarrino - Lo spazio inverso - for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and celesta (1985)
Zeno Baldi - Kintsugi - for clarinet and tape (2015/16)
Gérard Pesson - Bruissant divisé - for violin and cello (1998)
Andrea Nicoli - Macchina per frantumare gli specchi - for ensemble and electronics (2020)
John Cage (1908-1992) - In a landscape (1948)
Raffaele Sargenti (1980-) - Real Studies n. 1, 2, 3 (2020) WP
Francesco Filidei (1973-) - Berceuse (2018)
Simone Corti (1986-) - Compendium (2020) WP
David Lang (1957-) - This was written by hand (2003)
George Benjamin (1960-) - Piano Figures (2014)